History Literature / LetTheRightOneIn

24th Oct '16 8:11:58 PM DeepRecon
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* WouldntHurtAChild: Or rather ''Couldn't'' Hurt a Child. [[spoiler: Lacke wanted to kill Eli after she killed his best friend Jocke and caused his girlfriend Virginia's death, but when poised to actually kill her with a knife while she slept, he couldn't bring himself to use it on someone who at least ''looked'' so much like a child.]]
14th Oct '16 10:29:24 PM RedGuardRonnie
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** Actually, the slit-pupils are a stock feature of vampires (and non- or quasi-human baddies) since time immemorial, and the having to be invited in a faithful rendition of pre-film and pre-Gothic-novel vampire folklore that the English-language vampire tradition dropped by the wayside.
15th Sep '16 7:02:35 PM mirisu92
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** The story's set in TheEighties, and in those days tobacco may have had less of a bad reputation—more so given it's chewing tobacco, which still doesn't carry the same stigma as cigarette smoking.
28th Jul '16 9:02:43 AM lizevans
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* AntiVillain: Håkan only kills to supply blood for Eli, [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and even allows her to feed on him before he falls out the window and dies.]]]]



* FanDisservice: [[spoiler:Eli's scarred crotch. Physically twelve years old, and "she" didn't start off as a girl and isn't really one now either. Strangely, Oskar doesn't seem quite so disturbed at this discovery as we're likely to be...]]
26th May '16 2:10:53 AM Nakuyabi
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** Arguably the most talked about scene in both films is their pool endings, which play out nearly the same: [[spoiler: the main bully's brother, Jimmy, as well as the rest of the bullies, show up at the pool and start a fire to lure the teacher outside while Oskar stays in the pool. Jimmy forces Oskarinto a sadistic game: stay underwater for three minutes, or he will gouge out one of his eyes. After being held underwater for about a minute, a crash through the pool's window signals that Eli has come to the rescue. We only witness the rescue underwater from Oskar/Owen's perspective, but the screaming above the water, as well as the downpour of blood and body parts tells us all we need to know.]]

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** Arguably the most talked about scene in both films is their pool endings, which play out nearly the same: [[spoiler: the main bully's brother, Jimmy, as well as the rest of the bullies, show up at the pool and start a fire to lure the teacher outside while Oskar stays in the pool. Jimmy forces Oskarinto Oskar into a sadistic game: stay underwater for three minutes, or he will gouge out one of his eyes. After being held underwater for about a minute, a crash through the pool's window signals that Eli has come to the rescue. We only witness the rescue underwater from Oskar/Owen's perspective, but the screaming above the water, as well as the downpour of blood and body parts tells us all we need to know.]]


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* TransEqualsGay: [[spoiler: Considering Eli and Oskar's relationship a QueerRomance is contingent on accepting this trope's claim as well. Granted, claiming that Eli is "trans" is also highly dubious at best, since he didn't exactly ''choose'' to have a sex change operation...]]
22nd May '16 2:08:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Abby isn't evil [[CreepyChild but]]...
16th Apr '16 4:18:37 AM k410ren
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Abby is seen going barefoot a lot.


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* KubrickStare: Abby does one while feeding on the man in the tunnel.
31st Mar '16 7:09:03 PM AspieCrow
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* UnsettlingGenderReveal: [[spoiler:Eli's genitals are completely missing. In the novel, the vampire who bit him also chopped off all his male parts, making him... well, it's hard to say. It's not clear whether Eli really thinks that makes him female, or is just more comfortable as a girl. All this is made much clearer in the book.]]

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* UnsettlingGenderReveal: [[spoiler:Eli's genitals are completely missing. In the novel, the vampire who bit him them also chopped off all his their male parts, making him...them... well, it's hard to say. It's not clear whether Eli really thinks that makes him them female, or is just more comfortable as a girl. All this is made much clearer in the book.]]



* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Oskar in the Swedish film is about as stereotypically Swedish as you can get. [[CreepyChild Physically]] [[ProtagonistJourneyToVillain speaking]], of course.

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* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Oskar in the Swedish film is about as stereotypically Swedish as you can get. [[CreepyChild Physically]] [[ProtagonistJourneyToVillain speaking]], [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation of course.course]].



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Eli, a vampire who is trapped not just physically in a 12 year old body but apparently emotionally as well, forced to kill to survive, whose only friend is an equally screwed up boy.

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Eli, a vampire who is trapped not just physically in a 12 year old body but apparently mentally and emotionally as well, forced to kill to survive, whose only friend is an equally screwed up boy.
11th Feb '16 4:31:18 AM Amelon1
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** The title also has an untranslatable hint; The word "rätte" (meaning right) is [[spoiler: ''masculine''. The feminine form would be "rätta". The feminine is the default and as such far more common, so there's no way the word would be masculine unless it specifically referred to a dude.]]
30th Dec '15 3:09:26 PM stuffedninja
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* BloodFromEveryOrifice: What happens if Eli enters a place without being invited.


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* BullyBrutality: The bullies that harass Oskar and end up [[spoiler:almost drowning him]].
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